Friday, August 21, 2009

Just Magnolia - sketch by Rach!

Hello - today is Just Magnolia Friday~ and today the challenge is a wonderful sketch by DT member RACH!! A fabulous sketch!

I decided to go with some paper piecing on my Tilda this week - I found one of my older Tildas.. just love her party dress with that full slip showing. I stamped her out three times. One on Papertrey Ink Natural paper, then once on a piece of bright white card stock, then a third time on the DCWV La Creme pattern paper. I cut out the dress and the hair band from the pattern, and the collar and the slip from the bright white. I colored everything else on the Natural paper with my Copics. Then I played paper dolls and dressed my Tilda with the "clothes" I had cut out.
For the card my base is Bazzil Dotted Swiss, the from the DCWV La Creme stack I pulled out three pattens and followed the sketch. OH and this paper... has flocked papers, so those flowers are fuzzy soft. I sewed down the pieces with my sewing machine and black thread. I used a mulberry rose, and Martha Steward frond punch for the flower on the corner.

I hope you will pop over and see the other DT cards from Just Magnolias and play along with us.

Sorry I am a bit out of sorts - I have been very worried and out with the donkeys most of the day. I need some prayers from you again. You really did help me with Rosie when she was sick. Now is scarier though. Cheyenne is VERY sick, and it has hit her suddenly. She is one of my new Mom's.. Sergio's Mom. She stopped eating and drinking - the vet has come out and we are giving her everything we can. She has pneumonia. Stress pneumonia is what Doc is calling it, from the birth, the heat and such dry conditions during her birthing. He doesn't give us really any hope of her surviving. I don't want to loose her, she has been a part of our family for over 6 years. And I don't want Sergio to loose his Mom... only a week old and she isn't producing enough milk for him - so we are trying to bottle feed him. He doesn't like it. So I am asking for you help... prayers - I am trying hard to believe we can save her and she will make it through this, despite the Doc saying her prognosis is grave. Thanks..

EDITED: I wrote my post in the middle of the night. Cheyenne passed away shortly after. Now we need your prayers that her baby will take to the bottle and I can keep him healthy and alive.

HUGS and-


Anne said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww Michelle ((((hugs))))
I hope the little one takes to the bottle feeding and all is ok with him.
Anne x

Norine said...

so sorry Michelle I will pray hard for the baby

PaperSunshine said...

Oh no, I am sooooo sorry. That is such a great loss, poor thing and poor baby Sergio. Prayers for your broken heart and for the lil one taking a bottle, goodness I cant imagine how hard it is for you all! I am so sorry! Hopefully the weather will get better too.


Suzanne said...

Great big hugs to you and hubby, there is nothing worse than loosing a well loved animal. Segio is in my thoughts and I am sending him loads of cyber love xxxx.
Hope you get some rain very soon and things start to get better for you and your furry family very soon
Gorgeous card too Michelle. Hugs and kisses to all Sue :o) xxxx

Diane said...

I am so sorry to hear about Cheyenne. I am thinking of sergio and hope the little chap takes to the bottle. I know you will do all you can to help him adjust.
Hugs to you all

Tricia T said...

Bless your heart, you and "Dad" are going to be so busy with a little one to nurse. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Sorry that Cheyenne didn't pull prayers are with you all during this time of grieving...I know how hard it is to lose an animal that has become a family member. My prayers are also with her baby. May he take to the bottle and grow stronger every day.
PS Your card is "the bomb"!

AnnS said...

So sorry to hear abut Cheyenne. I pray that Segio takes to the bottle and grows up big and strong.

Sherrie H. said...

I so look forward to seeing your donkey family every Saturday. I love hearing all your stories about the donkeys. I was so sad to hear about Cheyenne, I felt like I had lost a friend too. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your hubby.

stampinfrog said...

I am soooooo sorry to hear about Cheyenne. My prayers are with you and your husband and with Sergio!
Your magnolia card is gorgeous!

Niki said...

So sorry to hear that Cheyenne passed away. I hope Sergio does well. He's such a handsome boy! Bottle feeding will be a challenge for all of you,

hugs and prayers,

Robin Brown aka Mrs Pup in NY said...

Oh Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard for us to lose our furry babies. I pray her little guy will take to the bottle okay so he can grow big, strong and healthy. I imagine the rest of the fur babies sense that something is wrong and are all upset. My prayers go out to all of you.

Shauna K said...

oh no :*( prayers for you, your family, and your furry family. i'm so sorry! *huggs*

Ila said...

I'm so sorry Cheyenne has passed away. Poor little Sergio...My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Beautiful card your take on the sketch and lovely paper piecing!!...Take Care!!..Hugs, Ila

Kittie said...

Michelle, I am so sorry!

Linda w said...

I'm so sorry Michelle for Cheyenne's passing. I know that Sergio will make it just because he has such awesome and caring caregivers. I had to have my kitty put down yesterday because of his failing health. Sam was 17 years old, deaf, and in ill health. He did know some sign language which was so neat to see. My grandson would use the sign language with Sam and it was amazing to watch the two of them communicating with each other.

thanks much

Penni said...

Michelle, I was so sorry to read your post today. I hope that baby Sergio takes to his bottle.

I know how much you love all your donkeys and I also know that Cheyenne couldn't have asked for a better mum than you. Remember that my thoughts are with you.

BIG hugs

Archies Mum said...

Michelle how sad to read that one of your precious girls has gone. I really hope that Sergio stays well for you and doesn't miss his mum too much. Sooooo sad Yola x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle,i love the image and colours.

So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.

Lil Daffodil said...

Dear Michelle,
I am so sorry for your loss. Pets leave such a void when they pass away and I pray you get over the heartache soon. I hope all goes well with the wee one.
By the way I love that Tilda. The petticoats are gorgeeeeeous.
Fiona x

Mina said...

oh no Michelle Im so sorry to hear about hopes and best wishes are with you for her baby
Mina xxx

Ida said...

My heart goes out to you with the sad lose of Cheyenne. Losing a pet is never easy. Of course I pray that baby Sergio will be okay.

On a happier note your card is lovely.

Katherine said...

Oh Michelle, I am so sorry! I really enjoy your donkey posts and feel like I've gotten to "know" them. I know your heart is just breaking. I will pray that little Sergio will be strong and healthy.

Redlady said...

Dear Michelle.
So sorry to hear of the loss of one of your beloved donkeys.
Animals leave a hole in your heart
when they leave.
Hope the baby comes on fine.
My prayers are with him

Redlady said...

Dear Michelle.
So sorry to hear of the loss of one of your beloved donkeys.
Animals leave a hole in your heart
when they leave.
Hope the baby comes on fine.
My prayers are with him

Annie said...

I just read, oh Michelle I am so very sad and sorry, and yes tearful too. Your stories and pictures about the donkeys make them all so real for us and I am willing little Sergio to get strong. love and many hugs to you both. annie x

Marcea said...

Stunning card Michelle - your papers are gorgeous and I love the effect of the paper piecing. Hope you get some rest soon hunny, take care

Rach said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, love the papers that you have used and the papers piecing is a wonderful touch. hugs rachxxx

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh Michelle what tragic news, I am so sorry to be reading this the poor wee Sergio too, Such a shock for you all.

Lots of hugs


Tab said...

Oh Michelle I am so sorry to hear that Cheyenne passed away, my thoughts are with you, its so hard when our 4 legged friends leave us. Sending you big hugs, my friend!
Much love
Tab xxx

ps I adore your sweet card, the colours are super delish!

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know this has been tragic for you and hubby. However I know from your posts how much you love your little donkeys and am confident you will be able to make a survivor out of Sergio. He's so precious and beautiful.